Autumn Bellini (Bellini Stagionale)

  • Serves

    makes 2 Drinks


Prosecco marries with richly spiced mulled cider and a splash of fig vodka in this seasonal take on the classic Bellini served at New York's Caffe Storico.


For the Mulled Cider Syrup (makes 1/2 cup)

  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 2 pods green cardamom
  • 2 whole star anise
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 12 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg

For the Bellini

  • 2 12 oz. mulled cider syrup
  • 1 oz. Figenza (Mediterranean fig vodka)
  • 12 oz. chilled prosecco


Step 1

Make the cider syrup: Bring apple cider to a boil in a 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium; cook, stirring occasionally, until cider is reduced by half, about 2 minutes. Add spices and remove from heat, allow to cool, and strain. Chill.

Step 2

For the cocktail: Combine syrup and vodka in a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake and strain into two champagne glasses; top with prosecco.

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